WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,719 people died in traffic crashes in 2013 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,076 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths that year.
One person is killed by a drunk driver every 39 minutes.
Meanwhile, it is estimated that 45,000 Americans die each year because of the lack of health insurance. Yet, the Republican Party is unrelentless in its resolve to strike down the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.
So, in its commitment to significantly reduce American deaths caused by drunk driving and the lack of affordable care, the National Democratic Committee, in partnership with the NHTSA and the American Medical Association, launched a comprehensive and ambitious campaign to create greater public awareness about these unnecessary deaths.
The group has just unveiled the first of a series of billboards, posters and bus signs that remind the American people not to drink and drive and not to vote Republican. (See photo of traffic sign above).